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Before our trip began we had booked in advance a private tour with Chauffeur NZ from Queenstown to Christchurch which was the return leg of our ski vacation in NZ. Upon our arrival into Christchurch on the very first day of our trip, our flight to a Queenstown was cancelled at last minute, and the 6 of us were stranded at the airport with a host of bookings for various activities, reservations and commitments at risk. Not knowing what else to do or who to call, I called Mike (owner of Chauffeur NZ) and in less than an hour, he picked us up from the airport and we were on our way to Queenstown. As we had more bags than passengers, there were logistical and administrative hurdles that Mike helped to solve (which he did). Not only did he manage to get us to Queenstown safe and in very good time, he made the journey light hearted (very important since we just had a bad start to our vacation) and enjoyable.
In some countries, I would have had to pay a “ransom” in that situation, but Mike is honest and reasonable in his pricing.
A safe and considerate driver and a knowledgeable and interesting guide. We were brought around in a brand new vehicle. He pays attention to details as well to make the journey comfortable and enjoyable. It was our good fortune and blessing to have come across Mike and Chauffeur NZ.
Traveller from Singapore
We booked with Mike, our driver, through our travel agent after travel problems caused us to miss a train connection. I can't say enough about how gracious and accommodating Mike was to our needs! He took me shopping to get needed clothing since our luggage was delayed and also provided excellent tour guide commentary on the trip to our alpine hotel!
What a great person and stupendous company! Thanks Mike -- you made what was originally a bad situation a lovely, memorable event!
Traveller from USA
A very big thank you for all the work involved in looking after these services while travelling with “Robert Brydon” (Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer and impressionist).
It was very straightforward in dealing with you for the quote and booking, and with updates on the day due to the flight change. This is greatly appreciated!
Travel Manager Auckland
Mike was very jovial , friendly and very entertaining from the start of the journey which started from Christchurch and ended at Queenstown. He took well care of my family members. He was very professional too . His rates were affordable too for the things we managed to witness during our trip, especially within the tight schedule of three days.
My family and myself definitely enjoyed our trip with Mr Mike and I am sure we will be back soon !! Thanks Mr Mike once again, it was a pleasure knowing and travelling you!!!! 10/10 for your service !!
NZ Trip with Extended Family, May 2019
Thank you so much for the part you played on our special day. Everything was so professional and reliable- it just takes some of the stress away knowing you have a reliable and trustworthy person to transport you and your special people!
Mike was a joy to work with. We used his services for our wedding day- he transported the bridal party to the ceremony in his Lexus then picked up the bride, groom and family at the end of the reception in his Mercedes van. He was on time, warm, professional and well presented, and the cars were in stunning condition. He was also clear and quick with his communication leading up to the day, and even visited us months beforehand so that we could see the Lexus in person. I would highly recommend ChauffeurNZ for wedding transport- 10/10!
Thank you so much again- We will certainly recommend you to anyone who asks!
Kind Regards, Tessa (Hope!)
Mike was really responsive and helpful in our trip preparation. He provided valuable suggestions based on our needs as well as actual conditions to make sure we can have most memorable journey. He himself is joyful, caring, very polite and truly love to accommodate his guests. The van itself is very nice as well. We are really happy to book our trips with him in the South Island and absolutely recommend his company to other travellers.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Punctual, safe and Friendly
Mike Halliday (owner and driver) was consistently punctual and pleasant, from booking over email and all the way up to the end of the trip. The car was clean, new, and accommodated perfectly for our ski bag (as requested). Mike was extremely friendly, kind and knowledgeable. He offered insightful commentary and conversation throughout the journey and was also a skilled, safe driver. We arrived at our destination in Tekapo (from Christchurch) in no time and, because Mike was also staying the night in Tekapo, he offered pick us up from our accommodation and drive us a drive to our restaurant (that he helped us book) that night free of charge. Certainly would recommend to anyone, it is worth what you pay and Mike will go above and beyond for you. Thanks Mike!
Thanks Lachie and Steph from Australia.
Thank you for your assistance and service during our trip on south island. We appreciate your great insights and as well as the off beaten paths during our trip. We will be back to New Zealand and looking forward to be assisted by you again.
Perfect. Thank you so much.
Berto informed me that it was a pleasure to meet you as well. We will definitely contact you again next time we need assistance in New Zealand. You provide excellent service!
Best regards, Met vriendelijke groet,
Iris Donker, Executive Secretary, Magna Tyres Group, MB Waalwijk
Thanks Mike for our wonderful experience in NZ, specially Milford. We all are impressed and touched by your remarkable sense of hospitality. Thanks again for everything .
Sourajyoti Datta India.
Trips in Queenstown & the way to Christchurch was simply awesome. Thanks a ton Mike for being an excellent tour guide.Beautiful sceneries of Milford Sound, Bobs Peak, Arrowtown,Lake Tekapo could not be forgotten.
Rita Rosa India